Best of Austria

Day 1 : India – Innsbruck

Welcome to Equino Fun Holidays ' Best of Austria’ On arrival in Innsbruck, check into your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. You may optionally take a cable car over Innsbruck, to get a spectacular view of the city. In matter of minutes you are transported from a city to the mountains. Overnight at the hotel in Innsbruck

 

Innsbruck, Austria

Day 2 : Innsbruck - Swarovski Crystal Museum

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a visit to the amazing and sparking world of crystals ‘The Swarovski Crystal Museum’. This tour will take you to explore the fantastic and sparkling world of Swarovski. Aboard a fast and comfortable coach from central Innsbruck (30 minutes drive), you will be taken to the world famous Swarovski Kristallwelten, situated in Wattens. The water spouting Giant (a remarkable huge face sculptured on top of a rock) will amaze you with his sparkling eyes. Inside the Giant, a whole crystal world awaits you: the Chambers of Wonders containing the Planet of Crystals, the Crystal Dome, the Crystal Theatre, the Ice passage and the Floating Poem. They all witness the level of artistic perfection reached by Swarovski and their images will be etched on your mind forever. After this sparkling tour, return back to Innsbruck. Overnight at hotel in Innsbruck.

 

Innsbruck, Austria

Day 3 : Innsbruck – Zell Am See

Meals: Breakfast

After a breakfast proceed to the railway station to board a train to Zell Am See. On arrival at the station transfer to the hotel. Visit Schmittenhöhe and its peak at a height of 1965 m. After a cable car ride in the Porsche Gondola you will be atop what is known as Austria's mountain with the best view. During summer the Schmittenhöhe is a perfect place for hang-gliding, paragliding, walking and hiking. Experience nature up close, on countless trails with different degrees of difficulty. There is even a hiking trail for kids that boast of 11 adventure stations, such as the dragon slide and the fire bridge. “Discgolf”, a combination of golf and Frisbee, guarantees thrills and bags of fun for the entire family.

 

On your return, take the time to explore the town. Walk through its pedestrian areas and breathtaking lake front or go on a boat ride on Lake Zell. Overnight at the hotel in Zell Am See.

 

Innsbruck, Austria Zell am See, Austria

Day 4 : Zell AM See

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast. Be ready for a fun filled day with various activities. Start off with a visit to Kitzsteinhorn – Top of Salzburg at an altitude of 3029 m. Visit the Cinema 3000, the National Park Gallery with its 6 information stations and impressive panorama platform with views over the Hohe Tauern National Park. During summer one can enjoy the Ice Arena with its slippery slides and snow beach. After your descent you will make your way to the nearby Maisiflitzer, the 1300 m long alpine coaster- the first of its kind in the region. Running on tracks, the two-seater cars race towards the valley below at speeds as high as 40 km/h. The track features built-in waves, jumps and five loops along its length of 1300 m. After the adrenaline rush of the alpine coaster, you may explore this beautiful town or your own or opt for the amazing relaxation experience – The Tauern Spa. Immerse yourself in the pleasure of this world where water presents itself in wonderfully multifaceted ways from pleasantly warm to refreshingly cool or as a bubbling massage. For the children there are three slides as well as a play stream and two baby pools. Overnight at the hotel in Zell Am See.

 

Zell am See, Austria

Day 5 : Zell AM See – Salzburg - Mozart City Tour @ 1400 Duration 1hr 30mins

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the railway station to board a train to Salzburg. On arrival check into your hotel.

 

Spend rest of the day exploring the Mozart City. After an early lunch, Stroll through Mozart's Salzburg and take a closer look at the main sights of this picturesque city. The tour begins by the Palace of Mirabell which was built in year 1606 and today home to the office of the local Mayor and city offices. Then pass the Mozarteum (University of Music) one of the world's most prestigious music academies. You will arrive in Markart Square with the Landestheatre (The Regional Theatre), The Trinity Church and Mozart's Wohnhaus (Mozart's Residence), where the composer lived for many years. Crossing over the Salzach (Salt) river you will have a wonderful view of this magical city. You will pass by the Law Courts on the way to the Hellbrunn Palace where you will have a short photo stop. Hellbrunn Palace was built at the start of the 17th century to the design of the great architect Santino Solari and used as a hunting lodge and weekend residence by Salzburg's Archbishops. On the way back to the city centre you will pass by the Palace of Frohnburg and the Nonnberg Abbey, situated beneath the impressive Hohensalzburg Fortress, before entering the heart of the city through the Siegmunds Gate. Once in the old city you will pass by the Festival Halls, Old University, Horse Pond, Getreidegasse and the Blasius Church. The tour finishes in Mozart Square where you will see the famous Mozart statue and the Cathedral. Overnight at the hotel in Salzburg.

 

Zell am See, Austria Salzburg, Austria

Day 6 : Salzburg – Sound of Music

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a buffet breakfast in the morning.

The unique Sound of Music Tour @ 0930 Duration 4 Hours.

Relive the true story of the Von Trapp family which was filmed as the 'Sound of Music' in the Salzburg area. The tour, which has been Salzburg's most popular tour for over 20 years, is a combination of sightseeing in this historical city itself and in the beautiful lakes and mountains area known as the Salzkammergut, which is also a famous musical and cultural centre. The highlights and film locations of the 'Sound of Music', such as the beautiful gardens in Hellbrunn (where Liesl and Rolf sang 'I am 16 going on 17'), and the wedding church in Mondsee are a treat for all fans of the film.

 

Choose from one of the optional Tour to get more insight of this Mozart City.

 

Overnight at the hotel in Salzburg.

 

Salzburg, Austria

Day 7 : Salzburg – Vienna – City Tour and Schonbrunn Palace @ 1445

Meals: Breakfast

After an early breakfast proceed to the train station to board a high speed train to Vienna, the capital city of Austria. After an early lunch, proceed for city tour and visit to the Schonbrunn Palace. The city tour of Vienna will introduce you to the most important sights of the Austrian capital. As we drive around the famous 'Ringstrasse', Vienna's main boulevard, we pass by the State Opera, the Museums of Fine Art and Natural History, the Parliament building, the Burgtheater (National Theatre), the City Hall and the University. We then drive along the Danube Canal and pass by Hundertwasser's 'Kunsthaus' and the Prater Park with its Giant Ferris Wheel. The highlight of this programme is the visit to Schonbrunn Palace where we take a tour of some of the most magnificently decorated rooms. We return to the city centre, passing by Belvedere Palace, where you will have the opportunity to end your tour, or you can choose to continue to the State Opera House, where the tour ends. Return to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Vienna.

 

Salzburg, Austria Vienna, Austria Schonbrunn, Vienna, Austria

Day 8 : Vienna

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, spend the rest of the day at leisure or choose from one of the optional tours. Overnight at the hotel in Vienna.

 

Vienna, Austria

Day 9 : Vienna – India

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast in the morning. Day free till departure time. Later proceed to Vienna (Schwechat) International Airport for your flight back to India.

Vienna, Austria
  • 02 Nights Accommodation in Innsbruck
  • 02 Nights Accommodation in Zell Am See
  • 02 Nights Accommodation in Salzburg
  • 02 Nights Accommodation in Vienna
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 2nd Class train with reservation: Innsbruck – Zell Am See - Salzburg - Vienna
Innsbruck Tyrolean Show
Including Dinner and Transfer – Duration 3hrs 30mins @ 1845 Cost: €49 Per person

Enjoy a typical Tyrolean evening with an attractive programme which only includes authentic folk music. See the dancers and shoe slapping and listen to the Tyrolean songs and yodelling. You will never forget this evening with an authentic entertainment and original costumes. Don't keep your hands and feet still and dance to the music! Additionally you will have a transfer from your hotel in Innsbruck to the show venue and back to your hotel as well as you can enjoy a delicious 3 - course menu during the show. ***** SAMPLE MENU ***** Herb Cream soup; "Vienna Style" escalope (Turkey) with potatoes and salad; Applestrudel with whipped cream.
Salzburg Ice Caves Tour
@ 1300, 5hrs Cost: €49 Per person

This tour takes you along the scenic Salzach Valley to Werfen, where the fortress of Hohenwerfen has protected the pass since the 11th century. Take a moment to enjoy the impressive view before we make our way to the parking lot of the caves. From there we continue on foot and via cable car to the entrance of the caves where your thrilling and chilling adventure begins: a walking tour through the wonderful world of unique ice formations. The average temperature in the summer is 0 degrees Celsius/32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Bavarian Alps
Duration 4hours @ 1400 Daily Cost: €37 Per person

Leaving Salzburg passing by Hellbrunn we cross the German border. Driving past the Salt mines our first stop will be at the King's Lake , Konigssee, known as 'The prettiest lake in Germany' and part of the Berchtesgaden National Park. Enjoy this short break to marvel at the scenery, the Bavarian mountains towering above you and proving a magnificent backdrop to the lake. We then drive to the town of Berchtesgaden, nestled in the foothills of the surrounding mountains. Enjoy your free time strolling around the centre, historical buildings, churches and perhaps a local specialty or two! Returning back to the centre of Salzburg in the late afternoon.
Salt Mines
4hours @ 0900 / 1400 Daily Cost: €45 Per person

Starting in the city of Salzburg we pass by the area of Hellbrunn, taking us directly to the Salt mines. Before entering the mine you will dress like a miner (protective clothing provided) and then travel by miner's train into the heart of the mountain. Once inside this remarkable underground world the knowledgeable local miner/guide will amaze you with tales of the history of the salt, how it was mined, transported and used. Going down further into the caverns you can use the miners' slides, great fun for all ages. Then be amazed within the mountain as you travel by raft across a Salt Lake. Once you have been enchanted within these underground labyrinths you will return to the outside world by miners' train. Travel back to Salzburg passing by the Untersberg Mountain.
Vienna, Leopold Museum
Unescorted Cost: €11 Per person

At the Leopold museum you will see one of the most important collections of the Austrian modern art in the world. This was collected by Mr Rudolf and Ms Elisabeth Leopold over a period of 5 decades. You can admire 5000 exhibits including the works of Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka and many others during the course of this permanent exhibition. In addition there are regular special exhibitions too.
Vienna, Woods and Mayerling
4hours @ 0945am Daily Cost: €46 Per person

We take you to the southern part of Vienna Woods, passing by the roman city of Baden, before reaching Mayerling, where we visit the convent and The former hunting-lodge of Crownprince Rudolph. We continue with a visit to the Abbey of Heiligenkreuz where we will see the tomb of the Babengerd Family. Finally we will visit the 'Seegrotte', or 'Seagrotto' for a boat ride on Europe's largest subterranean lake before returning to Vienna where the tour will end at the Opera House.
Schonbrunn Concert
1 hr 40 mins @ 2030 Daily Cost: €39 Per person

This very professionally performed classical concert takes place in the Orangerie of Schonbrunn Palace. The concert is in two halves with the orchestra playing Mozart in the first half and Strauss in the second. The orchestra comprises 18 musicians with a conductor (from November to March only 6 - 8 musicians), 2 opera singers and a pair of ballet dancers. The Orangerie Schonbrunn opens out onto part of Schonbrunn Palace's gardens, where clients can walk during the interval as well as before and after the performance.
Schonbrunn Concert Package: Dinner and Concert
3 hrs 40mins @ 1830 Cost: €72 Per person

Enjoy this unique and charming experience in the Schonbrunn Palace, one of the most significant cultural monuments in Austria. The Cafe' Restaurant Residenz, which used to be the imperial palace kitchen of Schonbrunn Palace is located at the Court of Honour, next door to the main entrance of the palace. Here you will enjoy a 3 course seasonal dinner. After dinner enjoy a classical concert at the Orangerie Schonbrunn, for which there are 3 seating categories available. If you choose the Front Stalls package you will be offered a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice during the interval. This very professionally performed classical concert is in two halves with orchestra playing Mozart in the first half and Strauss in the second. The orchestra comprises 18 musicians with a conductor (from November to March only 6-8 musicians), 2 opera singers and a pair of ballet dancers.
Panorama & Danube
4hrs @ 1445 Daily Cost: €41 Per person

Relax on a boat trip on the Danube and enjoy a short drive out into Vienna Woods. We start the tour with a boat-trip on the mighty Danube, to see the famous sights of Hundertwasser. We then pass through modern Vienna with its impressive UN building and the Danube Tower en route for the northern part of the city, the 'Cobenzl' (or Northern Vienna Woods). From here you will have a marvellous panoramic view over Vienna. Then, passing by the picturesque little wine growing village of Grinzing, we return to the city centre where the tour ends.
Exclusions:
Return airfare, airport taxes, visa charges, insurance, tips, all items of personal nature and anything not mentioned in the 'Inclusions'. GST 5%.
Disclaimer:
Cost per person on twin sharing basis. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.